Flats Fishing Guide

Flats Fishing Guide offers exciting fishing adventures out of Placida, Florida. The charters are run and operated by Captain Herman, who is an experienced and knowledgeable guide. He works hard to make sure you have the best possible time on the water with your family and friends.

Hop aboard a 20’ Young center console, powered 200 HP Evinrude E-TEC engine, and ideal for up to 4 anglers. She’s rigged with navigational electronics, including a Lowrance GPS and Fishfinder with a 7’’ touch screen. The ice box keeps your bait fresh and the live well helps to entice the bite.

A typical day with Flats Fishing Guide starts with the Captain catching bait before heading out to the flats and backcountry or nearshore wrecks. Depending on the season and what’s biting, your targeted species will include Redfish, Tarpon, Tripletail, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Grouper, Cobia, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, and various Sharks.

A trip with Flats Fishing Guide comes inclusive licenses for you and your group, as well as all the necessary equipment to bring your catch in. This includes rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. Feel free to bring along any food and drinks you’d like to enjoy, along with a hat, sunglasses, appropriate clothes, and non-spray sunscreen.

Experience the beauty of Placida and take advantage of it’s fantastic angling opportunities with Flats Fishing Guide!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This full day flats and nearshore fishing trip is ideal for the angler who wants to take full advantage of Placida's waters! You'll hook into Snook, Redfish, Trout, Grouper, Cobia, Tripletail, Snapper, and Grouper across the board. No need to worry about gear – Capt. Herman provides everything you need. Bring drinks and snacks and sail away!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours to explore both the inshore and nearshore waters surrounding Placida! You'll hook into the likes of Snook, Redfish, and Trout closer to shore and Cobia, Mackerel, and Tripletail further out. Capt. Herman brings along all the gear you need for a successful day. Pack drinks and snacks and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Explore the productive flats and backcountry on a half day fishing adventure! You'll hook into the likes of Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Tarpon, Cobia, Sharks, and Grouper with live bait and gear provided by Capt. Herman. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and set off!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 10
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This half day trip has a flexible start time dependant on the tides or your schedule. If it's rod-bending action you're after – you're in the right place. It's going to take muscle power to reel in these hard fighting creatures! Capt. Herman provides all the gear you need for a successful day. Just bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.

About the Captain

Herman Carter
Placida, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
I was raised in a family of hunters and fishermen. I fished in Miami and Central Florida as a little kid and spent my teen years hunting and fishing in Alaska. I love to fish the flats and offshore waters and enjoy bottom fishing, flats fishing, and going after pelagic giants. I just love to fish! I have a "never give up" attitude. I have fished tournaments for 28 years. I fish because it's in my blood.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Young (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude E-TEC engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

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Bennii W.
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 5.00
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Great day out!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 14, 2020
We weren’t sure how the fishing would be as hurricane Sally was really causing havoc. It started a little slow by the...
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Gary H.
Englewood, FL
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Matt C.
Miamisburg, OH
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3/4 flats

VERIFIED   August 13, 2019
Great day start to finish! Captin Carter is great with kids and very knowledgeable about the area and waters. We cuaght lots...
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William N.
North Port, FL
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GOOD TIMES !!!!

VERIFIED   April 8, 2018
Had a great day on the water with Captain Carter. He is very knowledgeable, and personable. Just a really nice person in general....
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Melissa F.
Pana, IL
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VERIFIED   June 11, 2018
I took my 3 kids out with Captain Carter. We had a wonderful time. He helped my 8 year old and was patient with him. ...
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